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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
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Record Ivy Bee
Record Wild Teasel
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Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

interesting places

Here are some random sample locations of interest in Essex. Also take a look at sites shown on our sites map, geology site map and brownfield site map, with the site account and locate site facility.


locate Flitch Way
A disused railway line with a variety of interesting wildlife habitats along its length forming a linear nature reserve. See also The Friends of Flitch Way website.

locate Northey Island
An island in the Blackwater estuary reached by a causeway and managed as a nature reserve by the National Trust.

locate Rowney Woods
Plantation ancient woodland in process of reverting to original oak-hornbeam woodland. Well known as an oxlip wet woodland.

locate Walthamstow Marshes
Walthamstow Marshes are one of the last remaining examples of semi-natural wetland in Greater London and very important in an Essex context.

locate Flitch Way
A disused railway line with a variety of interesting wildlife habitats along its length forming a linear nature reserve. See also The Friends of Flitch Way website.

locate Heydon Roadverge
Calcareous grassland verge with rich flora, a small oasis in an arable landscape. A nearby small chalk pit is also important at approx. TL432409. Although in modern Cambridgeshire, these are both in Vice County 19 (North Essex).

locate Jermaines Wood
Jermaines Wood is a small, sloping woodland situated between Tylers Common and the M25 motorway. Owned by Essex County Council, but within the Havering boundary, it is fundamentally an ancient, once-coppiced wet woodland, with streams running along two edges.

locate The Dell, built by Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace was elected an honorary member of the Essex Field Club at the inaugural meeting of the Club in 1880. He lived in The Dell between 1872 and 1876. See also The Alfred Russel Wallace Memorial Fund website and Thurrock Local History Society website for more information.